8 June 2009
Secretary-General
SG/SM/12296

Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

SECRETARY-GENERAL CONGRATULATES PEOPLE OF LEBANON

 

ON PEACEFUL CONDUCT OF PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS

 


The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:


The Secretary-General congratulates the people of Lebanon and all Lebanese parties and institutions concerned on the peaceful conduct of the parliamentary elections.  He calls on all Lebanese to respect the results and urges them to work together in the spirit of coexistence and democracy.  The Secretary-General hopes that the process of Government formation will commence expeditiously and that it will take place in a calm and secure environment.


Yesterday’s elections and the formation of a new Government in the coming period represent further important steps along the path of the revitalization of the State’s political institutions.  The Secretary-General looks forward to the full consolidation of Lebanon’s sovereignty, stability, unity and political independence in accordance with the Taif Accord and relevant Security Council resolutions.


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